A colliery in the north Yorkshire area of England is set to be powered by a 26 MW waste to energy facility if planning permission is approved.

The application is for a 280,000 tonne per year waste to energy plant, located on the site of the Kellingley coal mine and has been submitted by integrated waste management infrastructure developer, Peel Environmental.
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The £200m plant located near Beal would also supply heat to the local area.

Feedstock for the planned facility would comprise non-hazardous residual waste left after recycling from a range of sources across the region, including industrial, commercial and household waste.

Richard Barker, development manager, Peel Environmental told Waste Management World that “If approved, the scheme will provide a number of benefits including the operation of an efficient Combined Heat and Power system, which will use waste as a fuel to release energy,” said Barker.

“It will use up to 280,000 tonnes per year of non-hazardous residual waste including industrial, commercial and possibly household from across the region, diverting it from landfill and producing renewable energy,” he concluded.

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